Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet Garden Petals - For Sale

I've reached the difficult decision to sell Petals.  Details are on the For Sale page.

I have purchased a new doeling, Tiny Town Sweet Serenade, "Sara", who will be joining my little herd within the next week or so.  Watch here for pictures and more information.   Sara will join Blossom in the show ring next year.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blossom's First Win!

Blossom and I attended the Queen Anne's County Fair yesterday.  They have an ADGA sanctioned Dairy Goat show.  Blossom won the blue ribbon in her class which was Intermediate Nigerian Dwarf Kid:

That's me on the far right with Blossom.  Didn't she set up pretty!  The goat kid in the middle is actually Tigger's granddaughter!  When we went up against the yearling doe later in the competition we just couldn't compete though, so Blossom didn't win Junior Champion.   Blossom is only four months old. We had a great time.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pickles, Pickles, Pickles

Pickles are everywhere!  I've been making batch after batch.  Last year I only had enough cucumbers to make half a recipe of Bread and Butter pickles.  This year I planted plenty cucumber plants to make sure I had enough and they are going crazy!!  I have sooo many little pickling cucumbers.  But finally the plants are beginning to give out. 

I don't like dill pickles, so I don't make those, just sweet ones.  I make a Bread and Butter pickle recipe that was my husband's mother's, and a Virginia Sweet recipe from my mom.  They both make old fashioned sweet, crunchy pickles.  I haven't actually counted, but I have quite a few dozen pint and quart jars in the cupboard.   Tomorrow I plan to make a double batch of Bread and Butter and slice and make the syrup for my last batch of Virginia Sweets.  I think I'm about pickled out...

I also have pickled Golden Beets in the refrigerator, but that's another post.  :)